velvet dock, big taper, candle-wick, flannel-leaf, woolly mullein, lamb's ear
Large oblong densely-hairy leaves growing from a rosette in the first year. Leaves have alternate arrangement in second year. Mullein is commonly found in headlands and boundary areas. Very characteristic flower stalk in second year; can reach six (6) feet tall with yellow flowers on the upper two-thirds of the terminal spike.